Detroit’s weirdest new band want you to get high on their blend of trap pop.
Jamaican Queens are one of the most oddball musical propositions to come out of Detroit for a long while. Influenced by Southern-style trap beats and arch-experimentalists like Brian Eno, the fourpiece create a delightfully mind-melting sizzurp-ed up blend of what they call ‘trap pop’, and what we like to call “very strange but very good”. Their video for ‘Can’t Say No’ follows a young woman’s encounters with a bunch of trailer-park characters, including some guy who makes window blinds out of bacon after getting high on cough syrup.
Imagine TV on the Radio getting way too emotional on way too many drugs and you’re kind of there. As frontman Ryan Spencer put it: “Most of my lyrics are about my trouble accepting or believing in love. I try to escape reality as much as possible through the use of psychedelics or MDMA.” Sounds good to us.